The Jelly Factory! 26


Chesterfield USA   Feb 2009

Artist Bio

Influences:   This FAWM will be dedicated to all things Prince.

#10. Wow.

01 Participate in a skirmish πŸ‘πŸΎ
02 Participate in the 4 track challenge πŸ‘πŸΎ
03 Give 200 + comments πŸ‘πŸ½
04 Bust 100 zongs
So this FAWM I'm going to channel Prince through my entire song writing process. I will draw inspiration mostly from his, um..."unreleased" material. πŸ˜€. I'll be looking to craft songs for others to sing, so I'm checking out various FAWMers to see whom to create certain jelly with. I'm going to use familiar Prince sounds, i.e. Linn Drums.
I know we're getting down to the wire. There are some collabs that I was not able to complete in the time due to work, order of collabs, and just plain creativity ebbs and flows. Placeholders will be completed by mid-March. I will be around to comment on others as well.

Songs (26)

#1 Happy Freaky @writeandwrong  15
Feb 2018
#2 Bleach 12
Feb 2018
#3 U Like Girls 39
Feb 2018
#4 Humans Being @nancyrost  30
Feb 2018
#5 Stab, My Darling! @acousticmaddie  30
Feb 2018
#6 Cry Over U 27
Feb 2018
#7 We Go Down @kristian  36
Feb 2018
#8 On My Lips (Audio Version) @ladyred  12
Feb 2018
#9 False Encryption - The Enigma @tjfafterdark 8
Feb 2018
#10 Everybody Loves U (When U Dancin') @boyatheart  25
Feb 19
#11 What If @debs  29
Feb 21
#12 Red Rider @boyatheart  8
Feb 25
#13 Love Fix @boyatheart  12
Feb 26
#14 Can I Tell You That I Love You? @boyatheart  13
Feb 26
#15 Starting From Scratch @fearlessflight2014  ZONG
Feb 27
#16 Community @chipwithrow  14
Feb 27
#17 It's U @sherrycanary  1
Feb 28
#18 The Big O @adnama17  7
Feb 28
#19 The Groove (4 the Jelly) @metalfoot  4
Feb 28
#20 Bed of Lies @aesthetic72  2
Feb 28
#21 Tape 13: Inorganic Chemistry (Cassette Challenge) @elesimo  ZONG
Feb 28
#22 A Good Day 2 Live Life @fourtracktape 7
Feb 28
#23 Nobody Like Your Body @donaldlyre ZONG
Mar 1
#24 Placeholder 1 @bking  ZONG
Mar 1
#25 Can I Play With U? @burrsettles  1
Mar 1
#26 Placeholder 2 @visiblydistorted ZONG
Mar 1


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  • @aesthetic72  Mar 21

    Hi there! Work has taken over my life. I'd still like to work on this song, but not sure if I'll make it by March's end. I'll be more free in May.

  • @sherrycanary  Mar 18

    I have a gig and radio show I have to prep for on Friday. After that, free as a bird. You can send anyway

  • @nancyrost  Mar 10

    If you haven't already, send the four-track mp3 to zecoop at yahoo and/or cooperider at gmail. Excited to hear the final tape!

  • @persaab Mar 6

    Thanks for the Robolution comments.

  • @bking  Mar 5

    Hey Craig. I saw your email on my phone, but no attachments. Tried again once I got back to my desk, but not. Am I missing something?

  • @sherrycanary  Mar 5

    Yes...we are on!

  • @metalfoot  Mar 4

    Really nice work with The Groove. Not sure why the NSFW tag unless I missed something? But I love the music you made!

  • @zecoop  Mar 1

    Fannnnntastic lyrics/vocals on the 4-track song. Awesome having you on board, and now i can't wait for the next one to arrive in your box! Vom has all the tracks digitally, so we can have you recreate it if it doesn't come soon. It needs to be heard, whatever it is, because you've got the jelly it needs. πŸ˜€

  • @vomvorton  Mar 1

    Hiya! If Tape 8 still hasn't turned up by the end of the week let me know and I can send you the tracks digitally. After the shenanigans with Tape 9 I started backing them up before I sent them out...

  • @musicsongwriter Mar 1

    Awesone, looking forward to collaborating with you Craig.

  • @bking  Mar 1

    Seriously cool. Whenever you're ready...

  • @fourtracktape Feb 28

    Hey there... Can you choose one of the other players to collab with for chemistry? It's showing up twice in the four track page now. πŸ˜€

  • @musicsongwriter Feb 28

    Likewise, congratulations on win Craig. Yes still hoping some of my collaborations might come out so added a few songs in waiting... Let me know if you think ours might come, will be amazing if it might.

  • @bking  Feb 28

    Sorry, duplicate post and couldn't edit yesterday. FAWMing on an iPhone has a few limitations. *cheesy grin*

  • @bking  Feb 28

    Put up a place holder my friend. I’m still game!

  • @aesthetic72  Feb 28

    I am down!

  • @fearlessflight2014  Feb 28

    Of course!

  • @boyatheart  Feb 28

    Hey thanks!
    I'll catch up with you over the next few days or so. Congrats to you too. You hit it out the park this FAWM my man!
    Infinite thanks for your awesome jelly too. We lit some firecrackers this year didn't we?

  • @sherrycanary  Feb 28

    You're on!

  • @adnama17  Feb 28

    Yeah! I like what you took and used and tweaked and whatever it is you do which I can't even begin to understand. 😁
    Although, not so sure I'm a brave soul. More likely a glutton for punishment. πŸ˜‰

  • @metalfoot  Feb 28

    Is The Groove in process yet? Just curious!

  • @fearlessflight2014  Feb 27

    You have complete freedom to do what you like, chop and change or replace anything. I gave you a long tail should you choose a fade out.

  • @solarrainuk  Feb 27

    Thanks for the comment! Glad you liked our Blade Runner inspired piece πŸ˜€

  • @fearlessflight2014  Feb 27

    ..oh...and let me know if you need the lyric... In fact... I'll email it to you.

  • @fearlessflight2014  Feb 27

    Ok... It's very rough, but maybe you can do something... I'm uploading three wav files 24bit/44.1 Raw unmixed vocal, Raw Double bass, and a sample loop of drums I was using to get some groove. I will email you the dropbox link to the email on your profile. If you don't get it soon email me: efrencham(at) . YAY! Even the feint hope is making me smile...

  • @writeandwrong  Feb 27

    Thank you, and congrats to you on your win as well! That trophy is looking awesome up there! Yes, you can definitely play around with Happy Freaky! Would love to hear what you come up with. The lyric itself is going to a guy in Philadelphia post-FAWM for consideration; however, if you don't mind that, all is good on my end with you coming up with something for it. πŸ˜€Of course, if yours comes out well (I know you do phenomenal work), I could see if the guy in PA wants to try to place it somewhere if you are interested. πŸ˜‰

  • @fearlessflight2014  Feb 27

    You've got a win too if you wanna finish my song. Coming to you in a few hours. Say no if it doesn't float you're boat...

  • @jibbidy34  Feb 27

    Oh my goodness Dupletarion Warrior you are AWESOME!! You took the time to write 200 comments and listen to all those songs! Thanks for your hefty contribution to our community. You have 200 thank you’s from your fellow FAWMers and from me! Excellent work and keep busting’ those zongs!!

  • @fearlessflight2014  Feb 27

    I’ve got it written, just need to record it tonight after I pack. I’ll put the song up without a demo locked until you get a chance to have a look.

  • @dukemeyer Feb 26

    Hey man, thank U so much for your wonderful comment at "So gut (So Good)"! I don't know how to make it able for download from soundcloud... But here is a dropbox link, I hope it works well:

  • @sentense Feb 26

    Hi, thanks for stopping by - and thanks for asking if i have some track left that could need some help. This year my workload for my job was even worse than usual, unfortunately, without Karan "forcing" me to collaborate i had not one track besides the one from the first weekend. Drums are the only instrument i play "on the fly", as in "I have something in mind, so i just play it and it's done", anything else is very time consuming because i am constantly looking for the notes/right keys on the keyboard and recording that is merely a kind of recording approximations and then repositioning and correcting every keystroke by hand in the MIDI track. Keeps me 3-4 days busy at least, and i had not that coherent hours/days for that this time 😞

    On the other hand, do YOU have a track that you like to have some (additional) drums or (maybe exotic) percussion? Because that was the thing my time allows.

  • @fearlessflight2014  Feb 26

    Oh! Oh! That's exciting! It's gonna be a late night tonight....

  • @fearlessflight2014  Feb 26

    My one regret every FAWM so far is I’ve never managed a collab with you. This looks like turning out the same, but If sent you a vocal and Bassline to a click or drum loop would you be open for a quickie? It’s ok to leave it til next year. πŸ˜€

  • @dreamscuba  Feb 26

    Thank you for your kind words on Magnatron...Much appreciated.

  • @adnama17  Feb 25

    No worries at all! I'm just itching to hear the final cut. 😁

  • @nancyrost  Feb 25

    Thanks, Craig! Still running here and having fun. Keep chasing me - it's bringing quantity and quality! Looking forward to catching up on listening in weeks to come. So glad to have you in the 4-track club this year, too.

  • @boyatheart  Feb 25

    Re. the harmonies. Just the same line on the other choruses is probably enough. If you want to add more you can, but not if it cuts into other song time.
    If you weren't able to do any more the track would still sound pretty peachy!

  • @adnama17  Feb 25

    How's things coming along?

  • @boyatheart  Feb 25

    Seriously man! How quick was that? A spontaneous dose of magic.
    Thanks for that!
    I'll get everything posted before the end, but Wow - I got some work to do!

  • @aesthetic72  Feb 24

    Hey Chris! Thanks for your comments on the show tune. I'm glad you see my lack of instrumentation as a strength - I wrote chords to accompany it, but they are difficult to play well on a 19 mini keyboard so I didn't lay them down. Side note: did you get my email about Bed of Lies?

  • @boyatheart  Feb 24

    Your comments are as awesome as your music bro!

  • @acousticmaddie  Feb 24

    THank you for your kind words. Yes lo-fi is intentional. When I put up the FAWM pieces my idea is to create a smuch a spossible and then (After a fewwks break ) go back and choose some to work on the rest of the year. I Put some more efforts in some songs here though.
    And thank you for encouragement.

  • @boyatheart  Feb 23

    Aah I got it. Thanks man, that's really cool of you. I sent an email just now too, just so you know.

  • @boyatheart  Feb 23

    Wow, sounds great and I can hear a mountain of work to do this justice. I'm off out for most of the day in a moment, but just wanted to let you know I got it and I dig it!
    Are you planning to add anything else, either before or after I do anything with it? I recall you mentioning Linn drums, but not sure what that was referring to.
    Anyway the vocals are super as usual, so it'll shape up in style I'm sure.

  • @boyatheart  Feb 22

    Oh by the way. You sir are certainly killing it this FAWM!

  • @sherrycanary  Feb 21

    Craig...a placeholder would be great, but I couldn't do anything till 2nd week in March

  • @sherrycanary  Feb 21

    Hey back atcha. You are doing some fine tunage!

  • @boyatheart  Feb 21

    Some guitar tracks in the folder with a little readme doc.

  • @boyatheart  Feb 21

    Ok nice. I’ll check when I get back from the school run.
    I also put a new one in there for your consideration.
    It’s gonna go to the wire for me to make 14 this year.

  • @boyatheart  Feb 21

    Hey Craig. I haven't seen an email from you. I checked spam too - nothing.

  • @gslade Feb 18

    I'll be back to check out your tunes man. Currently getting in a plane. I actually posted a track this year. Can you believe it?

  • @crimulus  Feb 17

    😁 Thanks for the in-the-moment reaction on my song. I tend to like making songs from time to time that don't really have a _point_, so it was cool to hear about your anticipation and realization. Thank you so much for a great comment!

  • @boyatheart  Feb 17

    Hey Craig. Thanks for the comments on my songs. Your comments always show that you really listened to the song and are clearly indicative of your knowledge of and ear for music.

  • @marchllywd1 Feb 17

    Wow thanks so much. I love Christopher Cross too. Honestly I hate my voice because to me I sound like a 12 year old. and I was so scared to let anyone hear this but this place is so supportive I thought the worst anyone will say is that it sucked. i love the song ,hate the singing. Thanks again for listening.

  • @dani312 Feb 17

    Hey, thanks for your comments on Burden of me!

  • @hoppiern  Feb 16

    Thanks so much for your kind comments on my song!! 😊

  • @rops Feb 16

    Thanks so much for the comment! Strummer is definitely a big inspiration to us, so that means a lot!

  • @defaultdave  Feb 2018

    Thanks for commenting on β€œShuttering Up || Shutting Down”.
    Great compliments there, I appreciate it.
    This song was a bit hard to mix, was a little heavy at first, so lead me to some hard panning, which worked out nicely.

  • @darkmantle  Feb 2018

    Thanks for the comment on Toxic.

    Life conspired to kick me in the ass last week, and I just haven't been able to do much FAWM since. 😞

    Should be able to hammer out a few songs this weekend though!

  • @frozenlonesome Feb 2018

    Thanks for listening to Squeamy and Joe. Glad you liked the track!

  • @visiblydistorted Feb 2018

    alrighty, emailed you and watchlisted ya. have fun!

  • @postcardhelicopters  Feb 2018

    I'm pleased the song gave a laugh πŸ˜€ I considered taking another stab at that verse but decided a good, honest, laugh was verse enough.

    I've been "de-zonging" about four years, I guess, with a new phrase each year. I figure the attention is better spent on people new to FAWM. I don't list those self-zong-busting comments if I ever announce how many I've left, so I don't feel badly leaving them on my own tracks πŸ˜€

  • @visiblydistorted Feb 2018

    If you're serious and up for the collab, feel free to remix that "Don't Lie" track and post it fresh. I'm curious what you heard in your mind's ear. Thanks for the comments πŸ˜€

  • @acousticmaddie  Feb 2018

    Thank you for commenting and continously encouraging me <3

  • @ladyred  Feb 2018

    Thank-you! <3 <3

  • @nuj4x Feb 2018

    Thank you CTS, for the generous comments on both my soundboard and my songs! Its always a pleasure to see you've stopped by and left a comment!

  • @zecoop  Feb 2018

    I am *absolutely* not a snow guy... 100% summer if I had a choice.
    Thanks for listening! πŸ˜€

  • @wimx52 Feb 2018

    Thank you so much for your kind words ... glad you enjoyed.

  • @siege Feb 2018

    Thanks for the comments on Goodbye Graveyard! Really appreciate it!

  • @jibbidy34  Feb 2018

    Congratulations Centurion Soldier! You wrote 100 comments for your fellow FAWMers!! You made this place even better. You took your time to listen to other people's songs and you have 100 thank you's from all of them and from me! Here’s your badge. Excellent work and keep busting’ those zongs!!

  • @acousticmaddie  Feb 2018

    Thank you Craig for yor kind words and for continously encouraging me.<3

  • @dragondreams  Feb 2018

    Dammit you made me blush and grin at the same time!
    I feel exactly the same about you! And I brag about our connection all the time! 😎

  • @burrsettles  Feb 2018

    Sent U my address 2 the email on file here. πŸ˜€

  • @aesthetic72  Feb 2018

    Aesthetic.seventytwo at gmail

  • @carlos Feb 2018

    Oh yes!.. work is kicking my butt this month, but I need some princely distraction.... and yes I can do voice piano synth , drums if you have some sweet lyrics! πŸ˜‰

  • @debs  Feb 2018

    Hi Craig!
    I've been terrible at FAWM so far, but let's try, yes! <3 I don't know as much Prince as I should. πŸ˜€ You still have my email, yeah? 😁

  • @zecoop  Feb 2018

    Hey... Honest answer. Are you still in the 4-track thing or are you out? We have some folks waiting and I've got to get the tapes moving. Let me know Mr Jelly! πŸ˜€

  • @metalfoot  Feb 2018

    So, we need to do something for reals. Want me to craft up some lyrics and fire them your way, something Prince-ish in style?

  • @inger  Feb 2018

    You can send to my email -

  • @ladyred  Feb 2018

    You are quite welcome to set "Let it Be" to music, if you like. πŸ˜€

  • @boyatheart  Feb 2018

    Hi Craig.
    I've got a scratch demo to send you. I'm really hoping you'll be up for a collab on it. I'm thinking dance floor filler. I have a title and a chorus line, which I included as a suggestion, but it requires filling out with some instruments and lyrics/vocals. It really is screaming for a touch of jelly magic!
    No pressure. Email to follow in case.

  • @inger  Feb 2018

    Hi, you asked about a possible collab. Anything particular in mind? πŸ˜€

  • @acousticmaddie  Feb 2018

    That one became absolutely awesome. Thanks it was really fun!

  • @katebirdrex Feb 2018

    Howdy to you too! Can't wait to hear the jelly this year!

  • @nuj4x Feb 2018

    There’s a possibility I could even be you. Your alter ego! πŸ˜€ it could be when you fall asleep at night, instead of sleep walking you wake up, don a mask and make phat beats....mystery’s are fun πŸ˜€

  • @kristian  Feb 2018 ? Sent on saturday πŸ˜€

  • @boyatheart  Feb 2018

    I have a full plate, except I left a little space for some jelly, so yes. I hope to have something to send to you by mid-month too if that suits you. We've got our work cut out following up "Belong 2 U" !

  • @kristian  Feb 2018

    Yeah πŸ˜€ busy life bit have written quite alot of songs already πŸ˜€ had time to listen to the track yet?

  • @writeandwrong  Feb 2018

    Thanks for your kind comments on "Happy Freaky." hehe

  • @boyatheart  Feb 2018

    Hey Craig. Thanks for the comment on song number 1. High praise indeed. Coming from you makes it even more special.
    Hey that feeling is mutual. There's reason why you're my favourite FAWMer and why I enjoy collaborating with you... (it goes something like "Wow I wish I could come up with stuff like that").
    And please pass on my gratitude to your good lady for her generous comments too.
    Best wishes.

  • @dianaviney Feb 2018

    Hi, Thanks for zonging my song. That sounds funny....Yes, the song wrote itself sort of. I captured a quick phone recording of the main two chords and sang what I thought was gibberish over it. The next day when I listened closely to what i was singing it was basically my muse or subconscious telling me that I am weighing myself down by waiting to be good enough. So out it all came. Looking forward to hearing your music. Thanks

  • @expendablefriend  Feb 2018

    Hey Craig! I am so *un*ready for this FAWM...not that that's going to stop me, though... πŸ˜‰ Welcome back - bring on the jelly!

  • @inger  Feb 2018

    Thanks for your kind comments on Roll of the Dice!

    Wow, that's some ambitious FAWMing goals you have there...O.o

  • @nuj4x Feb 2018

    Thanks @cts! I'm eager to hear something of yours because I'll tell ya...the top of your page says "The Jelly Factory" and my curiosity is piqued!

    Yeah Michael is a cool guy it seems like and he definitely knows how to write some party lyrics! Maybe we'll get a polished version of it up and rolling!

  • @chandra83  Feb 2018

    Thanks for your comments! πŸ˜€

  • @valeriecox  Feb 2018

    Hi Craig. Happy FAWMing.Thanks for dropping in on my tune.

  • @totallynotaspambot Feb 2018

    Be greeted! I am more than happy to hear that you liked the track! Beep-bup-bup-beep.

  • @dj3ff Feb 2018

    Thank you for your kind comment on my track man!!

  • @rj1 Feb 2018

    Cannot wait for the jelly!!

  • @sentense Feb 2018

    Looking forward to the jelly πŸ˜€